Units Reporting to the Provost

Academic Colleges/Schools

  • College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences
    The College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences embodies founder Thomas Green Clemson’s vision of a “high seminary of learning” focused on improving the lives of South Carolinians through education and outreach in the agricultural and natural sciences. Today the college's curricula explores plant, animal, human, molecular, and packaging sciences, and builds upon Clemson University’s world-class academic, research and extension activities to produce scientific discoveries of global significance and graduates prepared to be leaders in their chosen fields.
  • College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities
    With its unique blend of disciplines, the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanitiesimmerses students in both the abstract and practical activities of human imagination — from architecture to communication, ethics to art.
  • College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences
    The College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences is focused on becoming a national and international leader in solving the problems faced by individuals, families, communities and societies. Through its unique combination of departments and schools, it equips students and engage research and outreach to address health and wellness challenges, tackle human impacts on the environment, and build stronger communities by better understanding human, political and social behavior and the impact of an ever-connected world.
  • College of Business
    The College of Business transforms students into leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators who are prepared to flourish within the global marketplace of ideas. Through immersive education, research and outreach programs that are globally competitive and committed to economic and social advancements, our students become empowered, market-ready leaders, poised to shape the future.
  • College of Education
    The College of Education is a transformative leader in systematically improving education, beginning at birth. It trains teachers, counselors and leaders for P-12 schools; prepares counselors to serve in communities; trains student affairs practitioners, administrators and faculty to serve in higher education; and prepares training and development specialists for business and industry. The College of Education is dedicated to enhancing the education and development of all students, particularly those in underserved communities. It plays a significant role in the economic development of the state and nation, and embraces Clemson’s land-grant mission to better the lives of South Carolina’s citizens. 
  • College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences
    The College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences educates, creates and disseminates new knowledge, engages students in critical thinking, and thereby inspires new discoveries—the cutting-edge innovations of tomorrow, leading to transformative economic development and broadening our impact as a land-grant university.
  • College of Science
    The College of Science brings together the fields of mathematics, physical sciences and life sciences to give them additional attention and focus. Our faculty and students are driven by curiosity and the goal of improving the lives of everyone around us.

Academic Affairs

  • Graduate School
    The Graduate School offers more than 100 graduate degree programs in 85 disciplines on the college's main campus and at sites such as Clemson at the Falls, the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research and the Clemson Architecture Center as well as some online/distance-learning programs. Many of our graduate programs are highly ranked nationally, and we offer several unique interdisciplinary programs.
  • Undergraduate Studies
    Undergraduate Studies is a multifaceted service and support unit dedicated to the intellectual and personal growth of undergraduates at Clemson University. The mission of Undergraduate Studies is the enrichment of the undergraduate academic experience, from initial recruitment and admission, through graduation, and preparation for a life of productive and responsible citizenship.
  • Summer Session
    Summer Session is the perfect opportunity to take advantage of all academic options at Clemson.
  • Online Education
    The Office of Online Education, a unit reporting directly to the Provost, works closely with leadership teams across the University to develop, market, and deliver top-quality courses and programs in blended and online formats. The office provides vision, leadership, coordination, and expertise in support of faculty design, delivery, and evaluation of technology-enhanced, blended, and fully online courses and instructional materials.
  • Off-campus, Distance and Continuing Education
    For more information, visit the Off-campus, Distance and Continuing Education web page.
  • Pre-Collegiate Programs
    Established in May of 2011, The Pre-Collegiate Programs Office, formerly The Office of Summer Programs, was created to minimize risk and liability for youth programs and to become a "one stop shop", providing faculty, staff, students, and external clients with an array of support services to effectively plan, develop, and manage educational and recreational youth programs.

Additional Units

  • Libraries
    University Libraries consist of RM Cooper Library (main), the Emery A. Gunnin Architecture Library, Special Collections in the Strom Thurmond Institute Building, the Tillman Media Center in Tillman Hall and the Library Depot (Research Park), which houses Records Management, Digital Initiatives unit and our offsite shelving facility.
  • Calhoun Honors College
    Established in 1962, Calhoun Honors College strives to enrich the educational experience of highly motivated academically talented students by providing opportunities for study and research that are usually unavailable to undergraduates.
  • Emeritus College
    The goal of the Emeritus College is to provide a means for emeritus faculty to stay connected to the University and support Clemson's teaching, research and outreach missions. There are more than 600 emeriti affiliated with the college.
  • CCIT — Clemson Computing and Information Technology
    For more information, visit the CCIT web page.
  • Global Engagement
    The Office of Global Engagement (OGE) coordinates international activities and collaborative efforts on Clemson's campus and around the world through programming, services, and development.
  • Office of Institutional Assessment
    The Office of Institutional Assessment is to support the university's commitment to academic and operational excellence through the collection, rigorous analysis and reporting of wide-ranging data.
  • Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation
    The Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation (OTEI) is, first and foremost, a safe haven for all members of the Clemson University teaching community to come to discuss any issue related to teaching, career development, faculty review preparation, and teaching-related scholarship.

Committees Reporting to the Provost

  • University Committees
    • Academic Council
      The Academic Council reviews and recommends academic policy to the Provost. Such matters may be routed to the President through the Provost by a majority vote. The council receives reports and recommendations from committees and groups reporting to it. The Academic Council also reviews recommendations regarding university-wide academic policy that emanate from the office of the Provost, the Faculty Senate, the Student Senate, collegiate faculties, as well as from ad hoc committees appointed by the President or Provost. The Academic Council shall view its role primarily as an oversight body guiding and advising the university with regard to academic policy.
    • Alumni Distinguished Professors Committee
    • Computer Advisory Committee
    • Faculty Development Committee
    • Faculty Salaries and Fringe Benefits Committee
    • Libraries Advisory Committee
      Reviews and advises on policies for the university libraries. Membership consists of the dean of the library as the committee's non-voting chair; one faculty representative serving a three year term elected from each college and the library; a representative of the Faculty Senate elected annually; a representative of the Staff Senate appointed annually by the Senate President; an undergraduate student appointed by the President of the Student Senate; and a graduate student appointed by the President of the Graduate Student Government.
    • Provost Advisory Council (PAC)
    • University Assessment Committee
      The University Assessment Committee at Clemson University provides leadership and assistance in developing and overseeing a program of evaluation and feedback to enhance institutional effectiveness.
    • Graduate Committees
      Allegations of violations of academic integrity on the part of a graduate student should be addressed according to the policy and the procedures of the Graduate Academic Integrity Committee. The Graduate Academic Integrity Committee membership consists of four tenured faculty members from each of the academic colleges who serve two-year staggered terms and five graduate students, one from each college, and one selected from the interdisciplinary programs of the Graduate School, all of whom serve one year terms. An associate dean of the Graduate School is the administrative coordinator and non-voting member of the Graduate Academic Integrity Committee.
    • Undergraduate Committees
      Oversees coordination of university advising activities (including college academic advising centers, academic support center, colleges, etc.); informs advisors of current policies on advising; periodically reviews the mission of academic advising; coordinates assessments of the university advising system; and provides professional development for advisors. Membership consists of the following: Two tenured or tenure-track faculty elected from each college for a two-year term on a staggered basis, one additional member with experience and interest in advising elected from each college for a two-year term, two at-large appointments made by the Provost, and one undergraduate student appointed by the president of the Student Senate. An ex officio, non-voting member is a representative of the office of undergraduate studies. The chair is elected by the membership.